*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                 BUTTERMILK PECAN PRALINES (COOK 'EM HORNS)
 
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 Serving Size  : 40   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Candies                          Christmas
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       c            Sugar
    1       t            Baking Soda
    1                    Pinch of Salt
    1       c            Buttermilk
      3/4   c            White Corn Syrup
    2       tb           Butter
    2       c            Pecan Halves
 
   In a large saucepan, (5 or 6 Quart size) combine
   sugar, baking soda, salt, buttermilk and corn syrup.
    Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Reduce heat to
   medium-low, continue cooking until mixture becomes
   caramel-colored and reaches soft ball stage (238
   degrees).  Remove from heat, add butter and pecan
   halves.  Beat until thick enough to drop from a spoon
   onto waxed paper.  If mixture becomes too hard, return
   to heat and add small amount of water.  Stir until
   smooth.  Yield: 44 to 48 Pralines. *** Variation ***
      Reduce sugar to 2 cups.  Omit corn syrup.  Increase
   butter to 3/4 cup, add 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Include
   butter in cooking stage.  Add vanilla with pecans.
     Source:  Cook 'EM Horns cookbook, The Ex-students
   Association, Univ. of Texas, Austin.
  
 
 
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